Our Mission: Helping Heroes Heal by combating isolation and suicide and creating Post Traumatic Growth through horses and nature, storytelling, and building camaraderie.
Why is What we Do Important?
Open our heroes to the possibility of growth on the other side of trauma
Though my time in uniform may be over, two words are at the heart of who I am, SEMPER FIDELIS. I believe these two words are a huge part of why there’s no such thing as an ex Marine or a former Marine, once a Marine, always a Marine. You see these two simple words have such a powerful meaning, ALWAYS Faithful.
If you ever hear two Marines greet each other, you will often here one say “Semper Fi” followed by a response of “Do or Die” or “Until I Die.” Because we are Always Faithful.
A Marine is always faithful to his country, Corps, and most importantly his brothers and sisters (and not just the other Marines, but all branches). It is at the root of who we are.
This is why it is so important to me to do the work that I do. This is why I started Second Chance Rehabilitation Ranch. How could I possibly sit here and watch my brothers and sister suffer and not do anything about it?
Until the day I die, I will always put the mission, the needs of my brothers and sisters, before myself. SEMPER FIDELIS!
We are committed to creating better tomorrows by building community and encouraging peer support to combat isolation, exposure to healthy and healing outdoor activities, and providing resources to encourage mental, physical, and spiritual healing while preventing veteran and first responder suicides and creating Post Traumatic Growth.
Many of our veterans and first responders battle with trauma, PTS, anxiety, and suicide. Our programs are strategically designed to: